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November 2016

Rakish Reeds Lake

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join local history enthusiast and author Gail Marie Snow as she shares stories from her new book Rakish Reeds Lake. In the 21st century, the mention of Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids conjures images of wealth and refinement—its shores lined with beautiful homes and a yacht club. The lake's history, however, is both colorful and surprising. Snow's book explores everything from the early pioneer settlers to the problems that arose—liqueur, gambling, rowdy sports, drownings, and murder—when the lake became…

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Michigan at Antietam

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join author and Civil War historian Jack Dempsey as he discusses his book Michigan at Antietam. He will explore how Michigan soldiers and citizens shaped the single bloodiest conflict of the Civil War. Discover how one regiment lost nearly half its strength at the epicenter of the battle. Explore Michigan's connection to the Lost Order, one of the Civil War's most intriguing mysteries. Learn about George A. Custer's role as a staff officer in combat. Michigan at Antietam sheds new…

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